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While statewide numbers shine, a shadow of unemployment covers a broad swath of Utah

Posted at 5:42 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 19:42:12-04

SALT LAKE CITY — While Utah is the envy of the country when it comes to employment during the pandemic, that doesn’t tell the whole story.

A swath of counties stretching from the Wasatch back counties through the Uintah Basin, down to the four corners and back west in Garfield County are all feeling a much tougher pinch from the pandemic.

The counties rely largely on two industries: Leisure, and Oil and Gas drilling.

The story above outlines how much seven Utah Counties are feeling the pain of continued job losses.